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Carlo Maria Giulini (2 CDs)

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ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia
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Figaro Rolando Panerai
Rosina Teresa Berganza
Count Almaviva Luigi Alva
Dr Bartolo Fernando Corena
Don Basilio Ivo Vinco
Fiorello Ronald Lewis
Berta Josephine Veasey
Un Ufficiale Robert Bowman
The Covent Garden Chorus
(Chorus Master: Douglas Robinson)
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON, 21 MAY 1960

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Carlo Maria Giulini was without question, along with fellow Italians Arturo Toscanini, Victor de Sabata and Guido Cantelli, one of the greatest conductors of his generation. His opera performances at Covent Garden were landmarks for the Company. This 1960 performance of Rossini's sparkling Il barbiere di Siviglia features a stellar cast including a youthful Teresa Berganza as Rosina and Luigi Alva as The Count (who had been asked by Giulini immediately after his 1955 debut at La Scala, Milan, to sing the Count in a legendary La Scala production headed by Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi). This was his Covent Garden debut. The baritone Rolando Panerai as Figaro had been a stalwart of La Scala since 1951, while Fernando Corena as Dr Bartolo was making his Covent Garden debut but was already a major international figure. He had sung regularly at the Metropolitan Opera since 1954.

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GIOACHINO ROSSINI 1792–1868

 

Il barbiere di Siviglia

CD 1                                                                                                                       66.42

1 Overture                                                                                                          7.38

Orchestra

Act One · Scene One

2 Piano, pianissimo, senza parlar                                                               4.02

Fiorello, Conte, coro

3 Ecco ridente in cielo                                                                                     3.33

Conte

4 Ehi, Fiorello?                                                                                                   1.07

5 Mille grazie, mio signore                                                                            1.43

Conte, Fiorello, coro

6 Gente indiscreta!                                                                                         0.26

Conte, Fiorello, Figaro

7 La ran la le ra, la ran la la … Largo al factotum                                    4.54

Figaro

8 Ah, che bella vita!                                                                                         3.16

Figaro, Conte

9 Se il mio nome saper voi bramate                                                         2.59

Conte, Rosina, Figaro

10 Oh, cielo!                                                                                                       0.44

Conte, Figaro

11 All’idea di quel metallo                                                                            7.58

Conte, Figaro

Scene Two

12 Una voce poco fa                                                                                       6.16

Rosina

13 Sì, sì, la vincerò                                                                                            0.51

Rosina, Figaro

14 Ah, disgraziato Figaro!                                                                              0.50

Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Ambrogio

15 Ah! Barbiere d’inferno                                                                             1.53

Bartolo, Basilio

16 La calunnia è un venticello                                                                      4.11

Basilio

17 Ah! Che ne dite?                                                                                        0.46

Bartolo, Basilio

18 Ma bravi! Ma benone!                                                                             1.45

19 Dunque io son                                                                                             5.22

Figaro, Rosina

20 Ora mi sento meglio                                                                                  1.29

Rosina, Bartolo

21 A un dottor della mia sorte                                                                    4.52

Bartolo

 

CD 2                                                                                                                       62.24

1 Finora in questa camera                                                                            0.33

Berta, Conte

2 Ehi, di casa, buona gente                                                                           8.35

Conte, Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Basilio

3 Che cosa accadde, signori miei                                                                3.51

Conte, Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Basilio, Figaro, Ufficiale, coro

4 Fredda ed immobile                                                                                    2.06

Rosina, Conte, Bartolo, Figaro, Basilio, Berta

5 Ma signor… ma un dottor                                                                          4.33

Bartolo, Rosina, Basilio, Berta,Conte, Figaro, coro

Act Two

6 Ma vedi il mio destino!                                                                               0.50

Bartolo

7 Pace e gioia sia con voi                                                                               2.22

Conte, Bartolo

8 Insomma, mio signore, chi è lei?                                                            2.14

Conte, Bartolo

9 Venite, signorina                                                                                          0.35

Bartolo, Rosina, Conte

10 Contro un cor che accende amore                                                      4.47

Rosina, Conte

11 Bella voce!Bravissima!                                                                             0.31

Conte, Rosina, Bartolo

12 Quando mi sei vicina                                                                                 1.14

Bartolo

13 Bravo, signor barbiere, ma bravo!                                                       2.30

Bartolo, Figaro, Rosina, Conte

14 Don Basilio!... Cosa veggo!                                                                     9.40

Rosina, Conte, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio

15 Che vecchio sospettoso!                                                                         0.28

Berta

16 Il vecchiotto cerca moglie                                                                       3.47

Berta

17 Temporale · Thunderstorm                                                                    2.58

Musique d’orage · Gewittermusik

Orchestra

18 Alfine eccoci qua                                                                                        0.56

Figaro, Conte, Rosina

19 Ah, qual colpo inaspettato!                                                                    6.00

Rosina, Figaro, Conte

20 Ah, disgraziati noi!                                                                                     1.17

Figaro, Conte, Rosina, Basilio, Bartolo, Ufficiale

21 Insomma io ho tutti i torti                                                                       0.42

Bartolo, Figaro, Conte, Rosina

22 Di sì felice innesto                                                                                      1.37

Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio, Berta, Rosina, Conte, coro

Rossini- II barbiere di Siviglia - Largo al factotum

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Martin Kendrick
08/Aug/2013

“[Giulini] draws consistently impressive playing from the RPO. Vigour and lyricism are supremely well balanced, and the individual episodes within each scene move seamlessly one into the next.”

Opera Magazine

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    Martin Kendrick
    08/Aug/2013

    “What matters above all is the way in which the singers interact together and with the orchestra, and I suspect that this is largely due to the eloquent and sparkling conducting of Guilini. The deliciously pointed phrasing of the opening of the Overture alerts us to this and thereafter we are never disappointed.”

    MusicWeb International

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      Martin Kendrick
      08/Aug/2013

      “I suspect that Rossini would have had the time of his life had he been sitting in the Royal Opera House on May 21, 1960. If you like this opera and collect live opera recordings, then I cannot recommend this ICA Classics release too highly.”

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